By Danni Moss
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When someone is in a difficult marriage it can be so hard to know what to do. It is all just too much, too confusing, and too stressful. It would be so much easier if someone could just take this one piece off the pile and point to the answer – should I get a divorce?
Because I have had to make that decision myself I am asked this question fairly frequently. While I may have an opinion, I will rarely express it. There are a few exceptions, but usually I don’t. There are a couple of fundamental reasons for this.
One thing that is very important is for you to know you and God are on the same page. You must have God’s direction for your life. There is no other way around it. You will not have peace or the strength to walk out the path that lies before you any other way.
Also, I cannot tell you what God wants you to do. If you obey me, that would be idolatry. You must know for yourself what God wants you to do. When you know that, you will be free indeed. That may seem frustrating to hear from me, but it is a HUGE key to your ultimate freedom.
God wants you to be safe and He loves you. Look again as Jesus’ purpose in Luke 4:18.
I encourage you to read the rest of the articles in the left sidebar about domestic violence, especially The Issue at the Heart of Domestic Violence. Also, the website divorcehope.com has a ton of information that may help you as well.
Ask God to show you His heart for you. James 1:5-8 is your promise from God. Read it and hold to it, then dare to walk out what He shows you.